Friday October 26, 2012


David Bradley '71 worked on the first IBM personal computer, but he became a cultural icon for inventing control-alt-delete.

Guess who invented control-alt-delete? He's even a Jeopardy question.

University of Dayton alumnus and former IBM engineer David Bradley '71 is a rock star in the computer world for his invention of the shortcut for restarting a computer.

"It was a five-minute job in my 35-year career," he tells University of Dayton electronic media major Dana Clemens '13 during a visit to his alma mater in October 2012.

For more information, listen to the YouTube interview and click on the related link for a story in the autumn issue of the University of Dayton Magazine.

Contact Teri Rizvi, associate vice president for University communications, at 937-229-3241.